School Crossing Patrol

Job Description


Job Title: School Crossing Patrol

Salary Range: £18,198 to £18,562 per annum (£2,052 to £3,559 per annum, pro rata)

Work Location: Based at Drayton Depot (near Chichester) covering Selsey, Bognor Regis and Midhurst.

Hours per week: 5, 7, 8.5 hours

Contract type: Permanent, term time only (38 weeks) positions x 3

Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 18th October 2020

We are looking for multiple School Crossing Patrols to join our Transport & Network Management Service covering the Drayton Depot area.

The Transport & Network Management Service ensures that our highways are properly managed to ensure residents and businesses can get to where they need to in an efficient way. It also encourages and makes arrangements for residents to use sustainable travel options to make their journeys. Within this service, the Transport Co-ordination Group manage and provide passenger transport solutions arranging for eligible children and others with special requirements to get to and from school using their own fleet of accessible vehicles. They also manage the School Crossing Patrol Service. This West Sussex service operates out of three bases in Chichester, Horsham and Worthing.

Staffing one of the 130 Crossing Sites within West Sussex, operated by the Transport Provision Team, as part of the Highways, Transport & Planning Department of West Sussex County Council.

This role will require post holders to have a successful DBS check.

To provide a valuable and reliable service to children and other pedestrians at a designated Crossing Site by assisting them to cross the road safely on their way to and from school.

You will be standing for long periods, holding the 'lollipop' pole in all weather
conditions and will exposed to traffic noise and fumes, dirt and dust, and the hazards inherent in stopping cars.

About You

You will be a positive role model in your interactions with children and adults using the service.

Be familiar with, and adhere to, the values of WSCC and be compliant with key regulations i.e. Health and Safety/Safeguarding, standards and procedures.

You will physically be able to undertake all the required aspects of the role.

Be able to work as part of a committed and dynamic team to achieve the shared goal of delivering consistent and outstanding service.

There is a regular and intrinsic requirement to communicate in English with members of the public.


In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives


Living in West Sussex

West Sussex is the sunniest county in the United Kingdom. It is a beautiful and diverse county which covers both stunning coastlines and the South Downs National Park. The county encompassing hills, charming villages, historic castles, harbours, farmland and market towns and is a popular location to live and work for people of all ages.

About WSCC

Our vision for the county is that local communities are independent, strong and vibrant. We target our effort on those services that will make the biggest difference to communities, enabling them to help themselves in achieving their aspirations.

We work with other organisations and join up our respective expertise to help achieve this. Where needed the County Council will provide a helping hand to those residents who are at risk when they require it.

We are proud of our values because they were developed with our employees during the Great Place to Work employee engagement events. They demonstrate how we work and interact with customers, partners and colleagues on a day-to-day basis.

We have five core values, which are central to successfully achieving our vision and corporate plan priorities:

  • Proud to be customer-centred - we put the customer central to everything we do.
  • Listen and act upon - we listen to each other and act on what we say.
  • Honest and realistic - we are honest and realistic about what we can achieve.
  • Trust and support - we trust and support each other to achieve our goals.
  • Genuinely valued - we feel our contribution is valued and our achievements are recognised.

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